Summer Classic with a Poetic Touch from Min & Mon
This simple striped tee is made of 100% viscose, a type of rayon*. I’m matching it with my high-waisted shorts from Levi’s, and a pair of white sandals from Sam Edelman. The sandals are super comfortable, even more than the Gigi flat sandals.
→Top: H&M viscose tee (size 4, true to size, or better, see this lyocell tee )
→Shorts: Levi’s – Orange Tab Shorts (old, size 26, size up)
→Shoes: Sam Edelman – Greta Sandal (size 5.5M, true to size)
→Pouch: Min & Mon – Fidel Pouch
→上衣: H&M (号码4, 合身, 类似款)
→短裤: Levi’s (旧款, 号码26，偏小)
→鞋: Sam Edelman (号码5.5M, 合脚)
→手包: Min & Mon
The pouch is from a NY brand called Min & Mon. I got mine from The Market NYC in soho. The bag is padded and holds my keys, smartphone, cards/cash, and some small cosmetic items.
手包来自纽约小众品牌Min & Mon，我在Soho一家叫The Makret NYC买的。Min & Mon 在里面有个展柜。包包外层有软软的填充，保护里面装的东西。我能装下手机，钥匙，卡片钱包，和一些小的化妆品。
*What is Rayon?
Rayon is the general term for the man-made plant based fibre. It is chemically produced from regenerated cellulose like wood pulp and bamboo. This semi-synthetic textile is biodegradable, in comparison to petroleum based synthetic fabrics like polyester or nylon which are basically plastics and should be recycled.
The rayon textile has subcategories with different names depending on how the textile is made. For example: viscose, modal, lyocell/Tencel®, acetate, triacetate and cupro are common names you may have seen on your clothing label. Among them all, lyocell or Tencel® (Lenzing’s brand name for lyocell) is the most environmental friendly one, thanks to its closed loop process, which leaves nearly no waste.
The dark side of the story about rayon is that the chemicals used in the process can be super toxic. Without proper control, the manufacturing process can damage people’s health and harm the environment. I came across a recent report on the viscose industry by Changing Markets Foundation. Numerous viscose factories aren’t cleaning up their acts, and being the suppliers to big name fashion brands, their environmental and human health impact is tremendous. If you are interested to know more, here is the full report, and here is the summary.